Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Book Review: Poltergeeks
by Strange Chemistry
Genre: YA Paranormal
15-year-old Julie Richardson is about to learn that being the daughter of a witch isn't all it's cracked up to be. When she and her best friend, Marcus, witness an elderly lady jettisoned out the front door of her home, it's pretty obvious to Julie there's a supernatural connection.
In fact, there's a whisper of menace behind increasing levels of poltergeist activity all over town. After a large-scale paranormal assault on Julie's high school, her mother falls victim to the spell Endless Night. Now it's a race against time to find out who is responsible or Julie won't just lose her mother's soul, she'll lose her mother's life.
This book was about as average as you can get. There was nothing particularly memorable, nothing really different. And it wasn't horrible either. I didn't hate it while I was reading it. I just feel very blah about it overall. I think I'll have forgotten the whole thing in a few days.
Julie is an okay heroine. I guess she was a typical teenager, with a bit of magic thrown in. Of course there was the obligatory YA romance. Complete with teenage angst about feelings. It was definitely better than the usual love triangle, though, for sure.
Mostly, though, I'd say it was a quick read and something to pass the time if you don't have anything else to to read. It's pretty predictable, and nothing great, but I've definitely read worse. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, I know. I probably wouldn't read more if this is a series. Too many other books out there.